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Where is everybody?

Postby shnazzle » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:52 pm

Have I broken the forum or is the the quietest day in MR2ROC history?
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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:53 pm

Sadly some of us have to work for a living in order to fund our car habits

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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby shnazzle » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:14 pm

That's no excuse! We all have mobiles :)
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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby tricky1138 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:30 pm

I did think it was a quiet day too - maybe everyone is Christmas shopping?!!!
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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby J03 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:14 pm

Xmas shopping, not me!! :bounce: 37 years old & I've finally fulfilled a life long goal of not having to buy pressies for anyone....anymore. (& no I haven't been on a family shooting spree) Man it's liberating.
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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby delhusband » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:03 pm

Don't look at me. I be posting "Spotted" reg plates like a fake grotto santa dishing out choccy multipacks (not particularly exciting, granted :lol: )
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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby Call the midlife! » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:22 pm

I’ve been up to my elbows in concrete all week, new gaffer so have to look busy...


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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby Ardent » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:28 pm

Shnaz
Thought the same last night.
It was just me and the mice. Weird.

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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby shnazzle » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:31 pm

I was worried because I was tinkering with the forum last night so wondered if I had knacked something
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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby Ardent » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:46 pm

It did have that feeling about it.
Even though full access and everything working, just devoid of punters

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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby Stewart@Boro » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:23 pm

No new members to authorise for 2 days....oh joy :D
Think there might be one now though
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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby Stewart@Boro » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:26 pm

No new members to authorise for 2 days....oh joy :D
Think there might be one now though

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will welcome alkesh@mrs when I get home, every time I go into the back room at work the computer either refuses to go or freezes.
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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby JoeCool » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:58 pm

I was thinking the same. I don't think it helps that people have a habit of hibernating these cars over winter....

I've just been mulling over the benefits/drawbacks of a full cage and bucket seats. But it seems a bit extreme just to stop the roof squeaking!
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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby KTM_RIDER » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:59 pm

I'll probably be back on here about April.

Switched my car insurance to my Fabia 3 weeks ago, so my roadie is now on "ignore", as I turn my attention to sorting my trusty Skud (desperately needed new rear shocks just fitted, desperately needed handbrake cable just ordered) and my two (KTM :wink: ) motorcycles (one needs a new head gasket at 6000 miles :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: ) other one needs a carb rebuild, not to mention building my new metal shed (garage overspill) to spread everything out a bit more and maybe get the 2 in the garage.......
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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby KTM_RIDER » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:01 pm

KTM_RIDER wrote:I'll probably be back on here about April.


JoeCool wrote:I was thinking the same. I don't think it helps that people have a habit of hibernating these cars over winter....


:lol:

Agreed !
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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby 1979scotte » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:06 am

I have been working 18 hour days.
Sorry.
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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby Joesson » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:11 am

KTM_RIDER wrote:
KTM_RIDER wrote:I'll probably be back on here about April.


JoeCool wrote:I was thinking the same. I don't think it helps that people have a habit of hibernating these cars over winter....


:lol:

Agreed !



As an ‘ ardent’ hibernationalist I must take exception to your over generalisation.
I suggest that those persons who choose to take enjoyment with their 2’s only in our sublime Spring, Summer and early Autumn weather are no less enthusiastic about their 2 ing than those that choose to also take enjoyment throughout the cooler, wetter months.
We have a second car, with a fixed roof, that serves us for the mundane journeys of life and provides ( better) protection against inclement weather. Our 2 was chosen for topless driving only, with the exception of my first Ding Day when it was thoroughly Baptised.
My joining of the MR2ROC was at first to glean specific knowledge about the foebles of the 2 but found the virtual friendliness to be to my liking and this was reinforced by my attendance at various meets.
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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby Joesson » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:11 am

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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby Joesson » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:14 am

1979scotte wrote:I have been working 18 hour days.
Sorry.



And then you choose to return in the middle of my composition and cause me to double post, again!

(Welcome back!
Do hope you are being well paid for the extra hours)

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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby Chilli Girl » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:17 am

And I had a hellish return journey from Dumfries to Salisbury in seriously strong winds and heavy rain, accidents on M6. Couldn't believe how many HGV''s were on the road, I swear there were many more of them than cars on the road last night. A really scary journey and after 10 hours I was pleased to get home. It would've been even worse if I'd been in Foxy what with the sheer spray and amount of water on the road and people were still driving like lunatics! Hardly surprising there are accidents! :(

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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby Joesson » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:29 am

Horses for courses Chilli.
Possibly even better suited would be an Audi so that you would blend in better :wink:

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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby Call the midlife! » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:43 am

Well the Crisis had it’s 17th Birthday last Friday and I had to take it to work as my daily was being mot’d, got it filthy as usual.
Treating it to a ride out in the morning, mot time...


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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby Joesson » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:55 am

Call the midlife! wrote:Well the Crisis had it’s 17th Birthday last Friday and I had to take it to work as my daily was being mot’d, got it filthy as usual.
Treating it to a ride out in the morning, mot time...


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If I suffered from dyslexia your 2 would be almost as old as I!
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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby Call the midlife! » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:56 am

Joesson wrote:
Call the midlife! wrote:Well the Crisis had it’s 17th Birthday last Friday and I had to take it to work as my daily was being mot’d, got it filthy as usual.
Treating it to a ride out in the morning, mot time...


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If I suffered from dyslexia your 2 would be almost as old as I!

Haha! I don’t imagine it’ll make your age, not in my ownership certainly


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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby Joesson » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:00 pm

Science is advancing in leaps and bounds so don’ t write that future off just yet, look what the De L is capable of :wink:

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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby Call the midlife! » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:48 pm

Joesson wrote:Science is advancing in leaps and bounds so don’ t write that future off just yet, look what the De L is capable of :wink:

True enough, maybe the first electric conversion? Not!


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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby KTM_RIDER » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:26 pm

Joesson wrote:
KTM_RIDER wrote:
KTM_RIDER wrote:I'll probably be back on here about April.


JoeCool wrote:I was thinking the same. I don't think it helps that people have a habit of hibernating these cars over winter....


:lol:

Agreed !



As an ‘ ardent’ hibernationalist I must take exception to your over generalisation.


Not sure whether the over generalisation you take exception to is mine, Joe Cool's or both, however I really don't see the need to take exception to it, as it is surely logical that if some people are not currently driving their 2, then they are both less likely to be thinking about it in general and certainly less likely to be having experiences or issues with it, so it logically follows that at least some of those people will find they have less reason on any given day to visit the forum.

Perhaps I should explain that what i found specifically amusing was that Joe Cool posted his comment 1 minute before mine, therefore I had not read it before I posted which gave me the sense of us both thinking the same thing at the same time.............. :)

I suggest that those persons who choose to take enjoyment with their 2’s only in our sublime Spring, Summer and early Autumn weather are no less enthusiastic about their 2 ing than those that choose to also take enjoyment throughout the cooler, wetter months.


I really don't see a link. Some of the biggest enthusiasts will drive their car loads all year round, whereas other similarly big enthusiasts will prefer to use their car much more sparingly.

I suggest it is best to regularly visit a rich uncle and share your life with him, rather than wait for the time you need a hand out.


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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby shnazzle » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:31 pm

I'm pretty sure all of the above was in jest. I severely doubt anybody on here is callous enough to take any of this to heart.
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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby KTM_RIDER » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:46 pm

shnazzle wrote:I'm pretty sure all of the above was in jest. I severely doubt anybody on here is callous enough to take any of this to heart.


forums eh! :roll:
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Re: Where is everybody?

Postby KTM_RIDER » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:52 pm

shnazzle wrote:I'm pretty sure all of the above was in jest. I severely doubt anybody on here is callous enough to take any of this to heart.


Hope you're satisfied with this trouble you've caused, Shnazzle. :wink:

It was much simpler when no-one was posting anything :lol:
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